Redlands, California, Joins Operation Yellow Elephant!
Anti-war protesters in Redlands, California, welcome the College Republicans of the University of Redlands to the great American tradition of robust, uninhibited debate. Money quotes:
War opposition sees opposition
- - - - - -Jessica Austin, the president of the university's College Republicans explained, "We're here to show Redlands our support for our troops and our president. We think that supporting our troops is about patriotism, not about partisanship."
Austin, a sophomore philosophy major at Redlands, expects the College Republicans to be at the same corner every Friday night until the war ends. She's hoping to raise money for a speaker to address the University of Redlands and the community, specifically referring to retired Army ranger Col. John Reitzell. For more information, e-mail Austin. Click here.
One of the few people at that corner supporting the war who was not a college student was Howard Hendrickson III of Redlands.
"I've been here for four months," Hendrickson said. "I'm here to support our troops and support our country."
Hendrickson called the war protesters "Misguided and ignorant. They don't understand the issues we're dealing with."
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Katy Ahearn, a sales representative from Highland, wondered, "Do College Republicans love this country enough to fight for this country and go to Iraq?"
Operation Yellow Elephant thanks the veterans at the protest, on both sides of the issue, for their service to our country and wishes them all the best. We also thank the concerned citizens not eligible for military service for showing their support for our troops, also on both sides of the issue.
That said, if the University of Redlands College Republicans really want to Support Our Troops, those eligible to serve would Be A Man! Enlist!
Hat tip to Our Founder, Jesus' General.